Saturday, October 06, 2007

Destination: Everywhere.

I hid inside as much as I could today. It's cold out, with snow in the mountains and rain outside my window and shivers in my timbers. Makes a guy wish he had an electric blanket that he could cocoon himself up in like a waaarm burrito. I've been trying to focus on other things, but I can't seem to shake the fact that I'll be in three places I never thought I'd make it to in about, oh, six days. It'll likely be pretty crazy cold in those places as well. I should just plan on a lot of sweaters and gloves, am I right? In order, then, they are:

Dublin, Ireland

Gotenburg, Sweden

Zurich, Switzerland

Does it scare me that I'll be driving on the other side of the road in Dublin, like some kinda international postman? You betcha. How about the fact it'll just be me and a photographer, traversing across unknown territory that neither of us have been before, snapping shots of people we've yet to meet or talk to? Okay, sure, you got me there. But there is an excitement that is nevertheless building like crazy ... and it's unlikely it'll go away anytime soon. I believe enthusiasm can make up for a lot. It's pretty much winning the war against fear at this point.

If you have any traveling tips or things/places/people for me to see while in any of these places, my eyes are wide open and waiting. I'll have about a week to take it all in, so do it already. Fire away.

10 comments:

upto12 said...

How does your job rule so so so much more than mine? Seriously...

MAnderson said...

DAINON! My friend, Katie (costumer for my 2nd year of Willy Wonka tour) just started working at the Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation in Ireland. Check it out. http://www.glencree.ie/

If you are interested in talking to her or seeing the place or asking her about Ireland at all, let me know. she's been there for a couple of months now.

the end.

Katz said...

my parents went to ireland and said it rained for 6 days out of their 7 day trip. be prepared.

Sara said...

Your life is quite exciting! Make sure to eat a potato in Ireland. I'm looking forward to hearing about it. (The potato and the trip.)

Lincoln said...

Driving on the left huh? That isn't so bad. What's really strange is having the steering wheel on the right side of the car. I could never get used to that. Oh...and looking over my left shoulder when making a left-hand turn....you'll see what I mean when you do it.

plainoldsarah said...

you are so lucky. i'm still thinking about the tapioca in your fridge that i read about on plewe's blog. lucky! all around lucky.

Cindy said...

That's so awesome. You'll probably get to stay in your own hotel room and not have to share with 12 other people in a hostel. Jealous!

Dainon. said...

Four stars, baby. Count'em.

Cindy said...

One. Two. Three. Four.






Jealous.

Laura said...

You just made me homesick. How dare you!